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San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

San Antonio, United States

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  • 1 day (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Combine two great tours for a comprehensive look at the city of San Antonio. Enjoy a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk boat cruise along the San Antonio River. Explore the most popular sites in San Antonio on a scenic hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit popular sites like the Alamo, Pearl Brewery, the San Antonio Museum of Art, Market Square, and many more. Select a pass and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live, onboard narration. Both the bus and boat have frequent departures throughout the day.
  • Take a sightseeing cruise along the San Antonio River
  • Get to know San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Visit popular locations in the downtown and Pearl Brewery neighborhoods
  • Enjoy live commentary on board a double-decker bus

What's Included

  • River Walk Sightseeing Boat Cruise
  • Official City Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
  • Live Guide
  • Fantastic Views
  • FREE Appetizer at Mad Dogs River Walk British Pub
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where do I redeem my ticket for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:You can redeem your ticket at the City Sightseeing Tours Welcome Center, located at 111 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 (next to Kilwins Ice-Cream Shop.)

Mar 2021

Q:Is there parking near the Welcome Center for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:Yes, there are many parking lots near our Welcome Center and Hop-On Hop-Off Stop 1. The two closest parking lots are at 328 East Crockett Street and at Crockett Street / Bowie Street.

Mar 2021

Q:Do you offer hotel pickup for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:We are unable to provide a hotel pick up for our Hop-On Hop-Off tours, but most downtown hotels are on, or near the route.

Mar 2021

Q:How long is one full rotation of the San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off Tour if I do not get off the bus?

A:Our tours take approximately 60 minutes if you stay on board but many customers use their tickets to hop-on and hop-off several times throughout the day.

Mar 2021

Q:Are the buses handicap accessible for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:Yes! All of our buses are fully ADA Compliant and handicap accessible. Please notate any special needs in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Mar 2021

Q:How often does the bus arrive to each stop during the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:We pick up at each stop approximately every 20 minutes.

Mar 2021

Q:Where does the boat depart from for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:The boat tour begins at our 'Stop 1' Welcome Center, next to the Alamo, 111 Alamo Plaza (opposite H&M)

Mar 2021

Q:When does the boat depart for the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:The boat tour departs every 20 minutes. You are welcome to board anytime from 8:40am to 5:30pm.

Aug 2021

Q:What will we see on the boat portion of the San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:Along the River Walk route, we will pass the Shops at Rivercenter, the Arneson River Theatre, Marriage Island, La Villita, HemisFair Park, the Tower Life Building, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl, & the city's five Spanish colonial missions.

Mar 2021

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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394 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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2Day Trip to SA
Sharif_S, Aug 2022
The historical facts of San Antonio is very interesting. All parts we visited, the Alamo, the boat ride, the sightseeing were amazing. Variety of restaurants to eat at river walk.
Shirley_M, Aug 2022
This was the biggest waste of $350.00 I've used in a long time. The boat ride was wonderful which I could have purchased for $12.95 per person. The Hop On and Off bus tour was a joke for $68.00 each. It was ridiculous. The bus had no air conditioning. You could not even see out of the windows. Air had gotten in between the glass and they were fogged over. I realized it wasn't going to be good after getting to San Antonio but it was to late to cancel and get my money back. When I got off the bus we had sweat running down our backs. I would never ever recommend this to anyone.
Makes touring San Antonio easy & enjoyable
Rylund_P, Jul 2022
Very informative tour guides and excellent sights & stops. Very convenient on/off locations and river walk tour was very nice.
we just enjoyed the whole...
Ken_W, Jul 2022
we just enjoyed the whole thing. it was a nice relaxing trip and we saw places that we wanted to visit that we did not know about.
Delightful experience.
Linda_G, Jul 2022
We loved the boat ride. The driver was very informative. My husband uses a walker and he was very helpful.
Don’t Do It!
Brett_B, Jul 2022
Would never recommend to anyone. To hard to find bus stops and never could get in touch with anyone to find out where to go to get on the boat so we wherent able to go on the boat ride. A complete waste of money.
Bus and boat tour combo was great!!
Alicia_B, Jul 2022
Kat my hop on hop off bus driver was so pleasant and nice. She made sure the passengers were happy. My boat tour was nice and good historical information.
Highly recommend!
Chante_C, Jul 2022
It was a great tour! Tour guide was very informative, funny and knowledgeable. Beautiful day on the water!
Vacay 2022
Brian_N, Jul 2022
Seeing the Alamo and all of the other historical sites, along with shops along the River Walk made this a great time.
Would like a partial refund, due to unclear information when booking through Viator
Evony_C, Jul 2022
My family member and myself had to go to three places to receive a ticket to get on the boat ride. The representative said we just had to show our bar code. They said that since we scheduled by a third party, we had to retrieve our ticket from another location. I was very disappointed in this and am requesting a partial refund. Thank you
Stacy_C, Jul 2022
Were not told we would have to walk long distance just to have a paper ticket printed out. Did not get to use the bus tour option of our package.
Fun trip
Mary_O, Jul 2022
The river cruise didn’t care for the bus he didn’t stop long enough to get off when sitting on top I wouldn’t buy that again but definitely the river cruise
2 travelers found this review helpful
"Memorable first trip to San Antonio"
Shirley_M, Jun 2022
Everything was fine but the river cruise. We are a tall family and the river cruise was very uncomfortable. I had to sit backwards so when the guide would say left I would have to turn right and wait until we passed whatever it was I was suppose to look at. You should take out or don't seat as many people in the middle seats. The top (railing) of the middle seat pinched my arm because it was out of place. I must say I loved the the guide we had, he was funny and very knowledgeable I forgot his name but he was born in St. Mary's Hospital if that wasn't just a line in his act 😉. The bus ride was very good and John was very knowledgeable in knowing which businesses were closed on Monday, Tuesday and sometimes Wednesday 😁 and friendly. Shirley
Love boat - busses need window upgrades
Rebekah_R, Jun 2022
The boat was great. The bus tour was cool but if you get off you have to wait about 30 min for another bus. If you are inside the bus the windows are either dirty or covered with sticky stuff where you can’t take pictures of your tour and at 104* it was too hot for the top deck and the second bus we took didn’t even have a top deck and the window you couldn’t even hardly see through on one side.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The tour driver asked for...
Niakia_C, Jun 2022
The tour driver asked for tips ! I’ve never heard anyone ask for tips. He was very unprofessional. Besides that the trip was nice.
San antonio river cruise
Gaylene_S, Jun 2022
It was a great ride. So beautiful. The driver seemed very knowledgeable. Lots of history in this place!
Poor choice to book through viator
Saira_A, Jun 2022
Plz don't book through viator. They cheat on you. They tell u one thing and book you for another. Book directly from citysightsrring
River ride is a guaranteed remedy for relaxation and romance.
Shashi_S, May 2022
The Hop-on-hop=off River Cruise was lots of fun, relaxing and the River boat captains were funny and knowledgeable. It was disappointing that access to the Shuttle boats to get back to our Parking spots was not included in the $69 ticket per person. Would recommend that it should be or maybe a couple of dollars could be added to the ticket to make available this facility.
San Antonio Boat and Bus
Lora_P, May 2022
The historical boat tour was fascinating. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered questions easily. We learned a lot and the boat was comfortable. We were on two different buses. One was ideal with a pleasant driver. The other driver was loud and crude. We did not stay on that bus too long. All in all we enjoyed the experience.
The cruise is fun
Amber_H, May 2022
The cruises were really fun but the hop on hop off was not really worth it for us. If we'd been staying more than a day it may have been. But i was really hoping to see some sights that we would not otherwise see from the tour itself because we were only there for roughly 36 hrs. Unfortunately that was not really the case from the double decker tour. We did learn some interesting facts on both tours.


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